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354 women and 199 children each year

Last year we supported 354 women and 199 children with secure refuge and outreach services

45 different cultural backgrounds

Last year we provided services to clients from 45 linguistic and cultural backgrounds

1 woman is killed almost every week

One woman is killed in Australia by a partner or ex-partner almost every week (Source DVRCV 2015)

Get involved


Will purchase a pair of warm pyjamas for a child when they arrive at late at night at the refuge


Will purchase a School Pack including backpack, lunchbox and drink bottle for a child starting at a new school


Will purchase a Linen Bedding Pack to provide fresh sheets, doona and towels for our clients when they first arrive at the refuge


Will purchase a Fresh Home Start Pack that includes cutlery, kettle and toaster when our clients move into more stable accommodation


Will enable a Kara House support worker to receive ongoing specialised children's training

GiveNow Donation with Mum and Child

News and resources

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Introducing our new website thanks to Swinburne

The website is the keystone to communicating with the women and children we work, the community and our supporters.

Latest news 40 years
Latest news

Kara House celebrates 40 years

New Table and Chairs

Air-conditioning for summer thanks to Rotary

Industry news

How domestic violence affects womens mental health 19/2/2019


Newsletter March 2019

Annual reports

Annual Report 2017-18